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ASTROMOD: a computer program integrating vegetation dynamics modelling, environmental modelling and spatial data visualisation in Microsoft Excel

Berardi, Andrea (2002). ASTROMOD: a computer program integrating vegetation dynamics modelling, environmental modelling and spatial data visualisation in Microsoft Excel. Environmental Modelling and Software, 17(4) pp. 403–412.

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a software framework for predicting vegetation change within
the Astroni crater, a state nature reserve near Naples, Italy. ASTROMOD (ASTROni MODel), is designed to
allow the analysis of environmental and management scenarios in the crater, thus aiding the reserve's manager in effective decision making. ASTROMOD comprises a vegetation dynamics model developed for forest ecosystems, combined with models of environmental determinants. It integrates a user-friendly interface for visualising spatial data, a parameter database and a series of programming modules within Microsoft Excel. This approach is a significant departure from other spatial biophysical modelling approaches which require costly and complex software tools.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1364-8152
Keywords: Vegetation dynamics; Environmental modelling; Spatial data visualisation; Microsoft Excel
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 54
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 May 2006
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 17:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54
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